An experimental study on geotextile usage for protection of scour under submarine pipelines

Taylan Bagci, Nilay Elginoz, Bilge Bas, Elif Oguz, Adil Akgul, Atakan Yuce, Sedat Kabdasli

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Abstract

Scour is a process that is occurring by reason of disturbed flow conditions in the case of existence of submarine pipeline on the seabed. When pipelines are placed on the erodible seabed changing flow (wave/current) conditions cause scour around pipes and this leads the system to stability problems. Geotextiles are permeable textiles which are produced as either woven or non-woven and used in lots of industrial areas. They also have a wide usage in coastal engineering such as for coastal erosion control and in reefs, breakwaters, revetments. In this study, it is aimed to determine the effect of usage of geotextile material for scour protection of submarine pipelines experimentally. In this context, scour is examined in the wave flume by using two pipes and placing geotextile material under regular wave conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2009
Event13th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2009) - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Oct 200915 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference13th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2009)
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period12/10/0915/10/09

Keywords

  • geotextile usage
  • scour
  • submarine pipelines
  • coastal engineering
  • coastal erosion control

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